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Re: Homeworld 3 Reviews
May 13, 2024, 10:52
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Re: Homeworld 3 Reviews May 13, 2024, 10:52
May 13, 2024, 10:52
 
I am enjoying it.
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Re: OotB: Taking my shot
Oct 15, 2023, 04:04
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Re: OotB: Taking my shot Oct 15, 2023, 04:04
Oct 15, 2023, 04:04
 
An acquaintance of mine recently passed away from a stroke at 37 years old. He died in his sleep next to his 9 month pregnant wife. Apparently friends in his circle are saying he had just gotten a covid shot. Looks like the autopsy revealed that his heart was enlarged at death. I am glad I never got any of these shots; the best thing you can do to decrease all cause mortality is to have a strong muscular skeletal system.
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Re: E3 2023 Cancelled
Mar 31, 2023, 17:53
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Re: E3 2023 Cancelled Mar 31, 2023, 17:53
Mar 31, 2023, 17:53
 
the games is not what made e3 fun, it was the loud environment and all the silliness going on. And the grab bags and stuff. Yes, the girls were also really nice when they had them.

I also never paid to go in so that was awesome too.
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Re: E3 2023 Cancelled
Mar 31, 2023, 06:42
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Re: E3 2023 Cancelled Mar 31, 2023, 06:42
Mar 31, 2023, 06:42
 
damn, this sucks. e3 was always fun to go to. I remember going and finding out about cs source that year. I still have my shirt from the valve booth.
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Re: Electronic Arts Lays Off Hundreds
Mar 29, 2023, 22:20
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Re: Electronic Arts Lays Off Hundreds Mar 29, 2023, 22:20
Mar 29, 2023, 22:20
 
this is good and bad news depending how you look at it... obviously the bad news is people are losing their jobs. the good news is, powel should pivot next month so the "bleeding" might stop sooner than later.
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Re: New Single-Player MechWarrior Revealed
Jan 11, 2023, 15:40
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Re: New Single-Player MechWarrior Revealed Jan 11, 2023, 15:40
Jan 11, 2023, 15:40
 
cant wait for the next entry
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Re: Unreal Tournament 4 pre-alpha
Dec 14, 2022, 18:01
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Re: Unreal Tournament 4 pre-alpha Dec 14, 2022, 18:01
Dec 14, 2022, 18:01
 
quote="Beamer"Dec 14, 2022, 17:15"15739]
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Dec 14, 2022, 17:07:
The pre-alpha for UT4 was one of the best games ever made. The game play was better than the first game. When I read that UT4 was put on the backburner for Crappy fortnite. I was so mad. Epic had a winner on it's hands. Then decide to support a crappy game instead. Then came along Tencent and bought a 40% stake in Epic. Might even be more now. The 1 year exclusives was one of the other nails in the coffin. I will not support Tencent or Epic.

In fairness, they ditched the game that barely anyone would play for one that became the number one game on the planet.

I agree. I'm glad they stopped working on UT simply because it put the company in a financially better position. Was it ultimately what I wanted for the unreal franchise? So far it hasn't been since I've seen nothing good come from them making a ludicrous amount of money... They need to bring back unreal 1's universe and expand on that. At the very least... remaster the damn original and it's expansion, wtf man...
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month
Sep 20, 2022, 13:16
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month Sep 20, 2022, 13:16
Sep 20, 2022, 13:16
 
after evga dropped geforce... i'm sort of in a spot where i don't really want to buy nvda anymore. especially after how they have been treating their customers too. i'm also fairly happy with my 3090, maybe i'll skip this generation.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 21, 2022, 01:35
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 21, 2022, 01:35
Jun 21, 2022, 01:35
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 20, 2022, 02:04:
edaciousx wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 17:33:
You can still argue it's inflation proof depending when you bought btc. the returns on btc is pretty insane, especially if you buy during crypto winter.
https://dcabtc.com

just to be transparent, i don't really own any btc. I prefer the volatility of alt coins.

Yes. The returns that only came if another was more foolish than you. That's the whole argument here. There's no inherent value in these coins that give them worth. Alt coins even more so. That you enjoy the volatility because you buy when they're new gold rushes and sell before they're doge is smart speculation, but totally logically incompatible with your view that they're anything beyond desperate get rich quick schemes that don't respond rationally to standard market forces.

They're beanie babies for tech bros. My buddy made $80k on beanie babies in the 90s. He was smart enough to never think they'd replace the dollar.
you're so smart, and condescending at the same time...
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 19, 2022, 17:33
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 19, 2022, 17:33
Jun 19, 2022, 17:33
 
You can still argue it's inflation proof depending when you bought btc. the returns on btc is pretty insane, especially if you buy during crypto winter.
https://dcabtc.com

just to be transparent, i don't really own any btc. I prefer the volatility of alt coins.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 19, 2022, 12:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 19, 2022, 12:09
Jun 19, 2022, 12:09
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 18, 2022, 14:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2022, 13:51:
Bitcoin Plummets Below $20,000 for First Time Since Late 2020
Recession Proof, Outsized Returns, Inflation Hedge

Thanks, Brandon! His recession, which is weirdly broader than the US yet clearly his fault, brought down crypto, which was constantly sold to us as being recession-proof.

Literally the first time I've ever seen anyone claim btc was recession proof. This is what happens when you read fake news, they make up claims that no one ever claimed.

I can tell everyone here is old based on the sources everyone links.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 17, 2022, 16:45
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 17, 2022, 16:45
Jun 17, 2022, 16:45
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 17, 2022, 10:26:
“Bitcoin's backers have always claimed the digital currency would be an "inflation hedge," but in fact, it hasn't behaved that way.” NPR Why cryptocurrencies have gone from the next hot thing to a full-on meltdown

The emperor has no clothes.
Quick, someone start EmperorCoin.

why am i not surprised you'd link npr
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 17, 2022, 02:53
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 17, 2022, 02:53
Jun 17, 2022, 02:53
 
@RedEye9 i'll be voting for him again in 2022 if i can
@beamer it actually started in direct response to the housing market collapse and all the fraud/bailouts that the banks did. It was a libertarian/anti government movement to be specific. Between McCain, Obama, and Ron Paul, this is ron paul's crowd.
@WannaLogAlready it's incredible how there are so many people who think the way you do. Again, I've met the exact skepticism and negativity when I was talking about how facebook and netflix were great buys 10+ years ago.

You guys are all trolls by the way. Such a welcoming and open minded community. Great "discussion" Rolleyes
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 16, 2022, 11:32
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 16, 2022, 11:32
Jun 16, 2022, 11:32
 
I started heavily buying stocks in 2014 and I started with only $500. I grew that to $330k by dollar cost averaging, some of my purchases saw nearly 1000% gains, specifically buying nvda at ~$34. I think I did pretty well considering my income levels at the time. Call me whatever you want, laugh at crypto all you want, I don't care.

And yes, my 401k's probably saw around a 20% annual return as well, though I haven't looked at it since this recent downturn so that number is probably a lot lower than before. it doesn't matter to me since it's just a small amount of money.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 16, 2022, 02:26
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 16, 2022, 02:26
Jun 16, 2022, 02:26
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2022, 19:59:
edaciousx wrote on Jun 15, 2022, 19:13:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 15, 2022, 08:13:
An investment is something you invest in when you hear about investing while you're stuck at home with too much free time on the internet during covid and have covid stimulus bucks burning a hole in your piggy bank.
lol.....

You really shouldn't laugh when you're the one calling a speculation an investment.

Bitcoin really only has first mover advantage. That's its claim to fame. Which is a problem. And it's a speculation. It has no inherent value, therefore it has high risk.

I still can't get over you defining a word with the word.


sorry to ruffle your feathers. I can re-define it if it'll make you happier. Either way, enjoy your 3% apy return on your 401k, if that.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 15, 2022, 19:13
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 15, 2022, 19:13
Jun 15, 2022, 19:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 15, 2022, 08:13:
An investment is something you invest in when you hear about investing while you're stuck at home with too much free time on the internet during covid and have covid stimulus bucks burning a hole in your piggy bank.
lol.....
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 15, 2022, 00:31
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 15, 2022, 00:31
Jun 15, 2022, 00:31
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 20:14:
I mean, a lottery ticket is an investment, but I wouldn't advise you count on it for your retirement
it's not an investment.... there's no guaranteed return or possible return.


Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 22:32:
edaciousx wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 20:09:
YYou don't really own the stocks you buy either. You have some digital contract saying you own a portion of a company which isn't really different than crypto, except that ledger isn't public and fraud proof.

The difference here is that despite whatever fuckery happens with stonks, there ARE laws and regulations. Often not as effective as we'd like, unfortunately, but they exist along side a shit ton of legal precedent. Crypto and NFTs raise a lot of questions the law doesn't answer about what you actually own, what exchanges are allowed to do with your coins, and so forth. There are just a lot of ways for these people to absolutely fuck you without breaking a single law or opening themselves up to a single civil judgement.

You are correct. But there is an open ledger and you can find out who is doing what fuckery. you can't always see the fuckery happening in the market, which there is definitely a lot of fuckery happening.


RedEye9 wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 22:45:
Does this sound right to you?
"I didn't know anything about it until late 2020 and now it's going to be how I invest for retirement"

PT Barnum would be pleased.
https://youtu.be/HaJpYjO136o

yes.... its no different than saying "i know NVDA is a company and it has outstanding shares, but I didn't learn anything about nvda until 2014 which is when i invested into it."
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 14, 2022, 20:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2022, 20:09
Jun 14, 2022, 20:09
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 17:44:
edaciousx wrote on Jun 14, 2022, 17:32:
I'm actually surprised by a lot of the comments here about crypto. This reminds me of when people were laughing at netflix for being worth $7 and fb for being worth $14.

You can't compare Crypto to Stocks.
Yes, you can compare them just the way you compare investing in a house versus stocks versus buying/starting a business. Anything that has the potential to have some kind of a return on your investment is an investment. Also, when you "buy" stock, do you don't even hold the paper that says you own x shares of a company, the exchange holds it for you.

There's a company behind a stock. Sure it may go under, and there's low risk stocks and high risk stocks, but there's a physical company with infrastructure, assets, employees, that produce a service or a product.
There's also a company behind the crypto asset. I think your understanding of crypto is limited to bitcoin. I've been ignoring crypto since 2014 and in late 2020 I really dug into it and found there's a lot of practical uses. Enough for me to have made a $300k bet on crypto at the time, my whole pot from investing in stocks for 7 years.

Crypto is more like gold or oil which is why congress is considering having it regulated as a commodity. But even gold is inherently worth something. It'll never be worthless (well, okay, until they invent transmutation).
Michael Saylor likes to describe BTC as digital gold and ETH as digital oil. I don't agree or disagree with this argument but I do believe gold is a worthless asset to invest in.

Crypto? Crypto is nothing. It's meant to be an electronic token to represent a barter transaction. That's all currency is EXCEPT that currencies have some intrinsic value because they're backed by governments.

I'm not knocking crypto if used for it's intended purpose: a barter transaction directly between two parties.
There's a lot more to Crypto Assets than currency/decentralized finance. Have you looked into DAPPS? Decentralized applications? Smart contracts? NFT uses beyond cute images cause there's a lot of other great uses. I'm not sold on the idea of using x crypto currency to replace USD but I am sold on the idea of a CBDC, central bank digital currency.

But as an investment? On an exchange platform where you don't even actually own the coins? It's an unregulated nighmare at best, and a ponzi scheme at worst.
You don't really own the stocks you buy either. You have some digital contract saying you own a portion of a company which isn't really different than crypto, except that ledger isn't public and fraud proof.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 14, 2022, 17:32
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2022, 17:32
Jun 14, 2022, 17:32
 
I'm actually surprised by a lot of the comments here about crypto. This reminds me of when people were laughing at netflix for being worth $7 and fb for being worth $14.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 13, 2022, 21:02
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 13, 2022, 21:02
Jun 13, 2022, 21:02
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 16:39:
edaciousx wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 16:34:
Kind of funny how everyone is saying great that eth is crashing etc. it won't impact GPU prices, they've already bottomed. I'm excited for these prices cause now I'll be able to accumulate more coins which is what you all should be doing.

If I wanted to piss away money on something useless I'd buy a Star Citizen package.

okay, how do you invest for retirement?
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